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FCEP 2014 Board Elections
Vote today!

The following candidates were selected by the nominating committee to serve on the Florida College of Emergency Physicians Board of Directors.

The following question was asked of each nominee:
"What membership areas can or should FCEP be more involved with to support individual members and encourage new members?"
To view the candidate's answers, click Read More below.

The newly elected Board Members will take office at the Board of Directors meeting, August 7, 2014, which is held during Symposium by the Sea.

Ballots must be completed by July 25, 2014.
VOTE HERE

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Symposium by the Sea
Overflow Hotel Information

The Boca Raton Resort & Club is SOLD OUT for Symposium by the Sea. Haven't made your reservation yet? That's okay, because we've arranged another great option for you:

Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton - a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
999 East Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
561-368-9500

RESERVE YOUR ROOM

Rate: $149 plus tax per night
Parking: $15 per day (valet only)
Group: Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation
Group Code: FEM

Reservations can be made using the customized registration link above or by calling the hotel directly and mentioning FEMF.




Symposium by the Sea will be taking place at
The Boca Raton Resort & Club
501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
August 7-10, 2014

Symposium by the Sea 2014 Brochure

More symposium details, such as brief course descriptions and registration fees,
can be found on the Symposium by the Sea 2014 Registration webpage:
Symposium by the Sea Registration

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Register Online Now!

Book Your Hotel Room Now!

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Emergency Medicine Conference for the Mid-Level Provider



Registration is open!

This conference consists of lectures and hands-on skill stations (e.g. slit lamp, wound care etc.) and is designed to enhance the mid-level provider's knowledge and skills in caring for patients in the emergency department and urgent care setting.

Click here to register today!

Date: August 7-8, 2014

Location: Boca Raton Resort & Club
501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cost: $350 for a two day conference
For an additional $175, registrants may participate in Symposium by the Sea, happening simultaneously. For more details about Symposium by the Sea, click here.

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Save the date!



Emergency Care of Stroke Patients 2014: Defining the State of the Art and the Science

November 13-14, 2014
Orlando, FL

All providers involved with acute care as well as hospital managers and administrators will benefit from this dynamic program that provides a comprehensive overview of best practices in acute stroke care.

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Important FCEP dates
July 16, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
July 17-20, 2014 ClinCon
Aug. 7-10, 2014 Symposium by the Sea
Aug. 7, 2014 FCEP Board of Directors Meeting
Aug. 7-8, 2014 FCEP Committee Meetings
Aug. 7-8, 2014 Emergency Medicine Conference for Mid-Level Provider

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EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE NEWS


Emergency medicine: Nature can be model for new medical treatments
The Columbus Dispatch
Innovation in nature does not follow set pathways. It does not rely solely on chemistry or physics or biology to solve problems. Yet that is frequently the pathway of academic inquiry within medicine. We tend to have isolated experiences and traditional ways of approaching problems. Forcing academics to philosophically approach problems differently is difficult, but asking them to be observers of natural systems and their evolved mechanisms of solving complex problems is much less of a challenge.
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Staffing for the ER onslaught: A surprising consequence of the ACA
By Alan Kelsky
One hoped-for outcome of the Affordable Care Act was the reduction of emergency department use for primary care reasons. Though that was the intent, the reality is that ER visits are rising, and ER administrators expect that rise to continue through at least 2015. Surprisingly, ER visits have risen since Jan. 1 both in states where the uninsured rolls shrank due to the expansion of Medicaid and in those that elected not to take part in the expansion. With a current shortage of ER physicians, the utilization of mid-level providers will be an important resource going forward.
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Docs air reasons for job dissatisfaction
HealthLeaders Media
Six out of 10 physicians said they would quit if they could, a survey commissioned by the Physicians Foundation in 2012 revealed. Recently, healthcare staffing firm Jackson Healthcare, released the results of its third national survey of career satisfaction among physicians. It sheds some light on the reasons why doctors are so dissatisfied.
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Many ER patients test positive for HIV while in most infectious stage
Digital Journal
Human Immunodeficiency Virus screening for emergency patients at an institution with a large number of ethnic minority, underinsured and uninsured people reveals few are HIV positive, but of those who are, nearly one-quarter are in the acute phase and more than one-quarter have infections that have already advanced to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
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Hospitals to charge for smoking ... and donuts
Bloomberg
You may soon get a call from your doctor if you've let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. That's because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do. Patients and their advocates say they're concerned that big data's expansion into medical care will hurt the doctor-patient relationship and threaten privacy.
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Emergency department-initiated palliative care for advanced cancer patients
Trials
For patients with advanced cancer, visits to the emergency department are common. Such patients present to the ED with a specific profile of palliative care needs, including burdensome symptoms such as pain, dyspnea, or vomiting that cannot be controlled in other settings and a lack of well-defined goals of care. The goals of the following study are to test the feasibility of recruiting, enrolling, and randomizing patients with serious illness in the ED; and to evaluate the impact of ED-initiated palliative care on health care utilization, quality of life, and survival.
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More plans to compete in 2015
Health News Florida
The number of health insurers willing to compete in the federally run Health Insurance Marketplace for Florida enrollees for 2015 has grown, according to forms filed with a state agency. One that stayed out last year, giant UnitedHealthcare, is among them. In general, studies show the more competitors, the more moderate the premiums. But Floridians won't know that for at least a month. While other states are learning what the rates for 2015 will be — and finding a mix of increases and rate cuts — Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation is allowing plans to withhold the information under the state's "trade secrets" law.
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